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 Dysartes wrote:
 odinsgrandson wrote:
- Reign of Fire. Terrible film, but the scene where the characters are telling the story of Star Wars as if it were an epic is brilliant.


What do you mean, "as if"?


I always felt that was one of the most realistic post-apocalyptic ideas (if “realistic” is the right word). We’ve lost most of the old pre-industrial fireside stories, so what else are you going to do?

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Excuse me sir. I think you will find that Reign of Fire is a excellent film.


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I mean, to be fair, we could fill the whole thread with Kurosawa.

Currently doing a Kurosawa binge, prompted by this thread and playing through Ghost of Tsushima (AKA, Kurosawa: The Game )

Also, rewatching Yojimbo and the small facial expressions that Mifune uses are very reminiscent of what Eastwood would later utilise as The Man With No Name in Leone's films. Especially that kind of half-face grimace at around the 2:37 mark in the Georg Rockall-Schmidt video.

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Ok, i was reminded of one of the best scenes in a movie IMO.

The Bond movie "thunderball".

The scene was when the british bomber was being hijacked by the traitor crewman. It was so absolutely easy to believe it could actually happen. The plot, why way it was done, the filming, etc, all made it very easy to believe, almost no 'suspension of disbelief" was needed.

It was also the best mix of very cool, rational believable action and cold blooded horror I've ever seen. The way the traitor so coolly and calmly murdered the crew with the poison gas then piloted the plane to it's underwater landing was almost horrifying init's sheer cold bloodedness.

The water landing was made to look pretty believable, asides from the unavoidable water splash issue. The lowering of the landing gear as the plane sank to make it easy to access the bomb bay was very believable and consistent with reality.

The fact a large passenger jet water landed in new york harbor several years ago and remained completely intact and floating after losing engine power makes it even easier to believe now that a fully powered and controlled bomber could land on water and remain intact. Also the design of the bomber made it easier to accept it could do this.

Later the killing of the murderous traitor by his ally was also horrifying in its coldness at the same time gratifying to see him getting his karma.

All in all it may be the best scene in a bond movie, period, and certainly a scene that deserves praise. I guess I like it for the same reasons I like the nonstromo landing in Alien.

PS Yes I know the plane used in the movie, the british vulcan bomber, was not laid out internally like the one in the movie, and that the vulcan bomber was widely hated by british airforce crews and occasionally sabotaged in protest over its design. The fact that the interior was not the same as the real vulcan bomber's did not detract from the movie.

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 Jadenim wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
 odinsgrandson wrote:
- Reign of Fire. Terrible film, but the scene where the characters are telling the story of Star Wars as if it were an epic is brilliant.


What do you mean, "as if"?


I always felt that was one of the most realistic post-apocalyptic ideas (if “realistic” is the right word). We’ve lost most of the old pre-industrial fireside stories, so what else are you going to do?

It totally makes sense. I mean how many times have we all tried to tell someone the story we are engaged with, and its lost over time.

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 Dysartes wrote:
 odinsgrandson wrote:
- Reign of Fire. Terrible film, but the scene where the characters are telling the story of Star Wars as if it were an epic is brilliant.


What do you mean, "as if"?



Only that Star Wars wasn't actually written in long form poetry to be recited by a bard for live audiences.


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 Lance845 wrote:
Excuse me sir. I think you will find that Reign of Fire is a excellent film.




Oh, will I now?

Maybe one of us saw some other reality's version of the movie? This might be the Mandela Effect in play.

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Well i recently made a purchase and watched whatever version i remember. Excellent.


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 odinsgrandson wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
 odinsgrandson wrote:
- Reign of Fire. Terrible film, but the scene where the characters are telling the story of Star Wars as if it were an epic is brilliant.


What do you mean, "as if"?



Only that Star Wars wasn't actually written in long form poetry to be recited by a bard for live audiences.




Sorry dude, second post replying to you. I swear I’m not stalking you or trying to be a phallus. Like, really. No interest in that!

The role of the Bard was to inform people of news, through the medium of entertainment. Few Bards ever saw the actual events they’re retelling. Instead, they’d pick up the story from hearsay and the ballads of other Bards,

So what we see in Reign of Fire is, Bardically, actually kind of accurate. Two blokes that have actually seen the source, retelling it for a new audience as best they can. Because at that point, with no TV or power, that’s the only option open to them - yet they want the story and the morals contained within passed on to others.

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From Empire of the Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OkdnMsVm6k - a great movie.

From The Two Towers - "at first light, on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the east." : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EApCLbgAE5E

End scene from Escape from New York: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHUqNCDwQj4
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 odinsgrandson wrote:
 Dysartes wrote:
 odinsgrandson wrote:
- Reign of Fire. Terrible film, but the scene where the characters are telling the story of Star Wars as if it were an epic is brilliant.


What do you mean, "as if"?



Only that Star Wars wasn't actually written in long form poetry to be recited by a bard for live audiences.




Sorry dude, second post replying to you. I swear I’m not stalking you or trying to be a phallus. Like, really. No interest in that!

The role of the Bard was to inform people of news, through the medium of entertainment. Few Bards ever saw the actual events they’re retelling. Instead, they’d pick up the story from hearsay and the ballads of other Bards,

So what we see in Reign of Fire is, Bardically, actually kind of accurate. Two blokes that have actually seen the source, retelling it for a new audience as best they can. Because at that point, with no TV or power, that’s the only option open to them - yet they want the story and the morals contained within passed on to others.


There’s also an element that fantasy stories are a lot easier to tell in a post-apocalyptic setting where humanity is basically back to medieval levels of technology; trying to explain the modern world to kids who’ve never seen electricity, never mind a computer is hard. But saying a space wizard did it using the power of the Force? Easy.

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Tropic Thunder, a film that is far better than it has any right to be, has what is perhaps the best use of blackface in cinematic history.

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And it also gives us the best Tom Cruise of all time.

And to toss in some Tarantino, the snow duel from Kill Bill volume 1 is breathtaking.

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